18 Year old runs for mayor of California town

6:00 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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FREMONT, Cal. (KNTV) - The mayoral race in Fremont, California is getting a lot of attention because of one of the candidates.

He doesn't have much experience, but he might have some fresh ideas.

Aziz Akbari is only 18 years old.

Fremont is Akbari's hometown.

He graduated from Washington High School two years ago and now he's majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science at the University of Southern California.

If he wins, he'd be the city's first mayor of South Asian decent, and, obviously, its youngest.

"I think the main thing to focus on is what I have to offer," he says.

There's a questions of what he has to offer the 15th largest city in California, and the fourth in the Bay Area.

If you want to dwell on his age, he says it's just a number.

Akbari says he is serious about winning.

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